bagnell dam

There'll be no waterskiing at the Lake of the Ozarks, at least maybe not till Saturday at the earliest.

The high-water level due to heavy rainfall has led Gov. Jay Nixon to declare the entire lake a "no-wake zone," meaning that boaters can travel no faster than basic idle speed.

MoDOT to close Bagnell Dam for repairs next week

Apr 3, 2015
Provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation

    The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Bagnell Dam at Lake of the Ozarks to fix erosion damage next week. Workers will interrupt the traffic on the dam between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from April 6 thru April 10.   MoDOT estimates the improvements will cost around $16 thousand.  

Bob Lynch, Area Engineer, said the repairs will address the concrete of the dam.

Miller County Emergency Management Director Barlow Biggers says the county hasn’t seen Osage River flooding like this in 30 years.

As of 11:00am Wednesday, Biggers says 30 county roads and three highways had been closed or are under water. He says the fire department had also already had to respond to three swift water rescues, which were all successful.